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MANCHESTER — The long-running debate on whether the town should regionalize its dispatch services will continue when selectmen meet this Thursday.

A virtual public forum on the topic is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. — the meeting itself begins at 6:30 p.m. Information on how to join the meeting online or by phone is available at

The town is considering two options.

“These deficiencies (with the current system) can be corrected either by bolstering our in-house operations or by joining the regional dispatch center that the state now operates in Middleton next to the county jail complex,” according to a summary of the problem and options published last week on the town website,