"This morning's ruling from New York State's highest court, holding that towns can ban fracking in city limits, is a huge setback for petrocratic rule."
So which is it -- city or town? In the State of New York, the terms "city" and "town" are not synonymous. A city can be located inside of a town, or it can even overlap the boundaries of two or more towns. The towns form a contiguous web extending across the entire state while cities are independent corporate entities that are not necessarily contiguous and may be widely separated.