Bus service through Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc., called TCAT (http://www.tcatbus.com/), connects Freeville to Cornell, downtown Ithaca, and neighboring villages. Long-distance bus service is available at the Greyhound bus station in downtown Ithaca. The Tompkins County Airport on Warren Road, just off Route 13, has flights on Continental, US Air, and Northwest Airlines.
Free, Confidential Referral Services
The Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County helps people find a range of services, from transportation to dentistry to eviction counseling to heating, and often assistance is available in various languages. For more information go to www.211tompkins.org or www.hsctc.org, or call 211.
The closest hospitals are Ithaca’s Cayuga Medical Center (http://www.cayugamed.org/) and Cortland’s Regional Medical Center (http://www.cortlandhospital.org/). Cayuga Medical has an outpatient outpost, called Convenient Care, at 10 Arrowwood Drive in Ithaca that has a walk-in clinic providing routine and emergency care. Driving from Freeville toward Ithaca on Route 13, you’ll see the Convenient Care complex off to the left as you approach Warren Road. The phone number is 274-4150.
Dryden’s Southworth Library (http://www.southworthlibrary.org/) is the closest community library. It is a clock-adorned Gothic-style stone building on West Main Street. A number of Freeville residents also use Groton’s lovely Goodyear Memorial Library (http://www.flls.org/groton/), on East Cortland Street. The spacious Tompkins County Public Library is on Green Street in Ithaca (http://www.tcpl.org/).
Freeville’s Post Office is on Main Street (844-8410). Many residents rent mailboxes in the P.O. lobby for a small fee. Others have mailboxes in front of their homes. The Freeville postal area is considerably larger than the village itself, and rural delivery extends for miles. See Local Institutions for more information.
- Freeville has a leash law (see Reminders section).
- The Tompkins County SPCA (http://www.spcaonline.com/) was the nation’s first no-kill animal shelter. Each year many stray and unwanted cats and dogs are adopted by visitors to the Park Adoption Center, next to the SPCA’s adminitrative building. The buildings are located at 1640 Hanshaw Road. The phone number is 257-1822.
- For help with rogue or otherwise uninvited wildlife (woodchucks, feral cats, raccoons, bats, etc.), call a Nuisance-Animal Control Agent (a list of names is available at http://www.co.tompkins.ny.us/emc/html/directory/wildlife.html).