Kelly's Pharmacy receives State Empire Award
Andrea Macko is reporting for Porcupine Soup state Senator Michelle Hinchey visited Greenville on December 6, to present a Senate Empire Award to Kelly’s Pharmacy. “Kelly’s Pharmacy is really the definition of a community-minded, people-first pharmacy,” said Hinchey. Marty, Diane and Quinn Kelly opened the first Kelly’s Pharmacy on Main Street in Greenville in 2011, and later a second location in Hope Plaza in Coxsackie. Today they employ more than 25 people. “Thank you for what you do,” the Saugerties Democrat said as she presented a plaque to Marty and Quinn Kelly. One of the reasons Kelly’s was chosen, Hinchey said, was their foresight and proactive role in helping to battle the opioid epidemic. Kelly’s was the first pharmacy in the state of New York to partner with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, Hinchey said. Drugs, as well as sharps, can be safely disposed of right at the pharmacy during regular business hours. “To see the importance of that before anyone else, any other pharmacy, is really incredible,” said Hinchey. And during the pandemic, Kelly’s in Greenville also served as one of the only locations in Greene County to offer COVID-19 testing. Since January, Quinn Kelly noted, they have administered more than 11,000 COVID-19 vaccines at their two locations. “They deserve the recognition,” said Hinchey. “They don’t do it because they want the accolades, they do it because they love their community.” Read more at porcupinesoup [dot] com.