The forum rules require that you name the source of any quoted material from websites or print sources (Rule 4). In the present case, that means that you should give the name of the local newspaper and the title of the story.
I cannot find this quotation on the internet. If you will describe in your own words what is being discussed that may help.
Without more context, we will not be able to help, especially if it is intended to be understood ironically.
To interpret it we need to guess at the context, and we don't allow guessing. And we may not be able to help even if we have more context. It is not an established idiom, and may be a bit of wordplay on the part of the author.
As cyberpendent has indicated, as a suffix '[something]-worthy means 'worthy of being [somethinged].'
Here is another example of this sort of formation: wait-list-worthy