For some it's just the town that you drive through on your way to other, bigger places. For the 1,880 plus residents it is their home, way of life, and community. It’s Everywhere USA by most standards.  You might pass through while getting off interstate 88 and fill up at the only gas station or grab a bite at the only sit down restaurant, The Tulip and the Rose. It’s cradled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, right along Ouleout Creek, a branch of the Susquehanna River.


This is the town you come to, to raise your children away from the hustle of the city. It’s where you come to retire, or on the weekends to escape to the peace of the countryside. It is also one of the many small rural towns across America facing the national debate over hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking". Despite New York’s recent ban on fracking, many fear that the introduction of The Constitution Pipeline and other natural gas infrastructure will lead to future fracking.


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