West Seneca

Paying court fines in West Seneca is now a phone call or mouse click away.

The Town Court has signed up with nCourt, an e-commerce partner that provides service 24-7 via the telephone and Internet. The service applies to any fines issued by the court; it excludes parking tickets issued by town police.

Town Justice Dale J. McCabe briefed lawmakers about the service last week, noting there’s “absolutely no cost to the town.”

People who owe fines receive a letter from the court, which now includes information about how to make payments through nCourt. Those using it will pay a convenience fee, which varies.

“This is really more of a convenience for those that are not able to be present,” McCabe said, such as residents of Canada and nearby states.

Previously, fines could be paid with a bank draft, money order or in person. Those options still are available.

The service was implemented July 1, according to McCabe.

“We have already received a few calls where people are taking advantage of it,” he said.

Also this week:

• Carnival 2013 at Queen of Heaven Church continues from noon to 10 p.m. today, with a magic show scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m., followed by musical performances the rest of the day. Barbecue dinners will be sold between noon and 6 p.m. in the air-conditioned parish center, and drawings are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Details at

• Kokomo Band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lions Club Bandshell behind Town Hall, 1250 Union Road. The concert is sponsored by Sieck & Mast Funeral Home and the Kiwanis Club. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Senior Citizens Center at 4620 Seneca St.

• A performance by New Direction begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Lions Club Bandshell. The event is sponsored by the West Seneca Lions Club. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Senior Citizens Center.