Commack homeless shelter sparks debate

A Commack homeless shelter that Suffolk County considers a model for the future has sparked a debate about the county's plans to move to a system of larger shelters instead of the smaller residential facilities it has long used. The shelter, which opened last fall and houses about 100 families in a former hotel, has drawn protests from neighbors who say children from the facility are burdening taxpayers in the Hauppauge school district. Read the full article on