Vermont news from The Associated Press for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.

Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157.

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Vermont's commercial airport, which struggled after the 2008 recession, is expected to see a 12 percent increase in passengers this year, resulting in the highest number of travelers in nearly a decade. 400 words. By Lisa Rathke. AP photo.

IN BRIEF:

SCHOOL MERGERS: Voters have decided to close their local elementary school in Vermont rather than face a merger with the neighboring school district.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE STATIONS: Republican Gov. Phil Scott has announced $2.4 million in funding for electric vehicle charging stations around Vermont.

ACLU-PANHANDLERS: The Bennington Select Board has unanimously voted to eliminate ordinances prohibiting panhandling.

SCHOOL THREAT: Police in Vermont say they have identified a student who they say made possible online threats to a high school.

ST JOHNSBURY SUPERINTENDENT: Officials have announced an interim superintendent for the St. Johnsbury School District.

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