LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — The community is crushed to see a landmark destroyed by fire today, Thursday, Nov. 7.

Residents have long admired the auto garage—a historic landmark—at the corner of Portion Road and Ronkonkoma Avenue in Lake Ronkonkoma. The building maintained a look of yesteryear, bringing nostalgia to the neighborhood.

Long known as Newtons Garage and maintaining its vintage sign, it had done business as Sam Auto Repair in recent years.

Today, a fire destroyed the building.

OnSachem’s Jim Green was on scene and brings you this story.

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