Sometimes it feels good to be a New Yorker. The last time we wrote that here was in 2011 after the state legalized same-sex marriage.

We’re feeling that way this month after two initiatives by our attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, who grandly waves a banner for equal justice under the law.

Opinion

We have some advice on how our representatives should proceed when it comes to hydraulic fracturing and cyberbullying.

Guilderland

The superintendent offered an apology and called for a spirit of trust and cooperation as Altamont villagers continue to advocate for their school in the face of a proposed closing.

New Scotland

New age-restricted communities have popped up in New Scotland and Voorheesville over the past six years, filling a need for senior-housing communities.

Sports

The annual Pine Bush Triathlon — held this year on Sunday, July 13 — involves a 325-yard swim, followed by a 11.5-mile cycle, and finally, a 3.25-mile run.

Hilltowns

BERNE — Two neighbors — a man who raises cattle and a woman who keeps horses — were the only bidders for a 42.5-acre property foreclosed on by Albany County, which lies between them.

Regional

Mary Clark put forth a bill — requiring schools to inform parents of special-education services — after her grandson committed suicide in 2010. The superintendent of his school believes it is unnecessary.